Opening shot of two well-known thrillers. In two high-angle aerial views, we watch convoys of cop cars snaking their way along the sinuous two-lane S-curve of two highways at night. Both screenshots come from the first 30 seconds of each film. Both shots have a caption naming a date decades before the movie itself was released (in other words, they both specify a date to tell us the movie takes place in the past.)
Take another look at the screenshots after the cut. If you know the name of both films, please don’t spoil the quiz for anybody else who wants to puzzle it out. Find a creative way to answer by describing each film with your own cryptic clues in the comments.